Venezuela—A Last Warning

Credit-María Alejandra Mora wikipediaThe assault against the Bolivarian Revolution has intensified in the recent days and weeks. Editorials and front pages in US and Spanish newspapers are screaming about hunger in Venezuela and demanding the removal of the “dictatorial regime.” Ongoing scarcity problems have led to instances of looting. The right-wing opposition is attempting to trigger a presidential recall referendum, but is also threatening violent action and appealing to foreign powers, including in some case for military intervention. What is really happening in Venezuela and how can these threats be faced?

The Impeachment of Dilma Rousseff—the Brazilian Ruling Class on the Warpath

Entrevistas Diversas 23181337800The Brazilian Senate has just voted by a majority of 55 votes to 22 to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. Michel Temer, the Vice-President, and member of the bourgeois PMDB, is now making preparations to form a new right-wing government. This marks the end of a long period of relative political stability in Brazil. The economy is in its worst recession since the 1930s. It is in this context that we can understand the recent dramatic shifts and turns in the political situation.

South Africa: The EFF Before the Elections—a Manifestation of the Radical Mood

eff-manifesto-launch-1The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) threw down the gauntlet to the rest of the their political rivals on Saturday at its mass rally to launch their manifesto for the August 3 local government elections.

The rally took place at a capacity crowd of more than 56,000 people at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, a township with deep revolutionary roots and immense historic and symbolic significance to the South African working class. It is not only the biggest township, but also the country’s biggest working class area. The event was held near the site where the Soweto Uprisings of June 16, 1976 began. Those uprisings started when the police opened fire on protesting students. It marked the end of the postwar boom of South African capitalism and the revival of the student protest movement. This culminated in the revolutionary storms in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

Obama's Visit to Cuba: A Spoonful of Sugar

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The US embargo and constant imperialist aggression for over 55 years against Cuba have failed in the aim of destabilizing the Cuban government. Instead, the Cuban people have shown remarkable courage and steadfastness in resisting all of the maneuvers of American imperialism and in defending the numerous gains of Cuban revolution—gains ranging from Cuba's often praised medical system, to the literacy campaigns of the revolution's early days, and, of course, the planned economy that made them possible.

Mexico: Explosive Struggle of Polytechnic Students

IPN2A new protest movement has started, in an explosive manner, at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) in Mexico City. On April 14th, three demonstrations were held totaling about fifteen thousand students and workers.